Today it’s my pleasure to be hosting author Alexis Williams on my blog.
Me: Have you ever thought you’d end up writing a book?
Alexis: No I didn’t. I’ve always loved to read and write but the most I have ever written was a college paper which was only a few pages long, so I am extremely proud of myself for completing this book!
Me: What made you pen this down?
Alexis: One day I was having girl talk with my friend and we started reminiscing about our college days and the mistakes we made. I was like I should write a book about to How To Get Through College. After that, I started writing things down that I went through during college. I did go through a stage where I stopped writing for a couple of months because life happened,and I was doubting myself, but I got it done.
Me: What’s the most difficult aspect of college according to you?
Alexis: Staying focused was most difficult for me. There were so many different things coming my way such as parties, friends, boyfriend, studying, etc and I felt like I was being pulled in different directions. If I would have stayed focused, I would have been able to study more and receive better grades.
Me: The book is scheduled to release on November 1. How are you feeling?
Alexis: Wheeww, I’ve been having so many different emotions I feel excited yet scared at the same time. This is something that I have never done beforeand I am putting this out to the world. I have always been an overthinker, so I keep thinking about what people are going to think of my book, good and bad. However, I have come to the realization that I am going to receive good and bad criticism but I am confident that individuals will enjoy reading this book.
Me: Describe your college life in 3 words.
Alexis: Challenging, stressful, and memorable.
Me: Will you mind sharing an anecdote from then?
Alexis: I had a really hard time passing my math classes during college. I remember my last semester in college I had to retake my statistics class before I received my diploma because I failed the class. During that time, I did not have any additional financial aid money. I had to use all of the money that I received from friends and family at my graduation party to pay to retake the statistics class! I was so upset with myself for not putting my all into passing the class the first time! Thankfully, I ended up passing the class with a B!
Me: What should readers expect from this book?
Alexis: Readers should expect to read my experience while attending college and the mistakes that I made and what I wish someone told me. Readers should expect tobe motivated, encouraged, and inspired. Readers will also be guided to complete various activities that is intended to empower the reader to follow their dreams and pursue finding their purpose, drive, and vision.
Me: Are there any new projects underway?
Alexis: Not currently. Once school resumes in person I would like to attend school events to promote my book.
Alexis Williams was born and raised in various locations in Los Angeles, California. She was raised in a single-parent household and is the youngest child. Alexis Williams is the first in her family to graduate college. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University Los Angeles and is currently working at her dream job. Alexis is well known for being goal-driven, staying focused, and being open-minded. Her compassion, willingness to help others, and her transparency has helped her become who she is today. Alexis’s goal is to become a mentor to individuals about the difficulties in completing college and overcoming fears.
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